Olivia Rochette

Olivia Rochette (Belgium, 1987) is a director, cinematographer, and co-founder of the cinephile platform Sabzian as well as the independent film distributor Avila. As a filmmaker, she collaborates with Gerard-Jan Claes (Belgium, 1987). Their shared filmography consists of Because We Are Visual (2010), Rain (2012), Grands travaux (2016), and Mitten (2019). Since 2009, the duo provides audiovisual work for choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her dance company Rosas.

At a vocational school in Brussels, a couple of boys follow a training to become an electrician. The film documents and stages the lessons at school and their conversations about the future, love and work.

Documentary on the transmission of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s contemporary Rosas choreography to the classically-trained ballet dancers of the world-renowned Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.

A patient look at the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, a performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her dance company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, to Bach’s cello suites.

By means of visual material gathered from online sources, the cineastes create a unique poetic realm in which thoughts, fears, desires and worries, shared via the webcam, merge together.

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